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at a traffic stop. cornell bernard is live with the details. reporter: the memorial to andy lopez continues to grow here on moreland avenue. people continue to file by, paying their respects. one man says he had a scary constant front addition with the very same deputy who fired on andy lopez. >> i did not do anything to justify ever having a weapon pulled on me. >> he can't forget a day in august when he was driving to work on highway 101 some was stopped for not using his blinker on a lane change. he says the sonoma ya county dep tip made the -- who made the stop seem agitated. >> i looked up and he is scream, turn the vehicle off. at that point i put my hands out and said, sir, the vehicle is off. >> he says a gun was pulled on him again when he was asked to get out of the car. >> i said, are you okay? i said, is it there something shy be aware of? are you have something stress? and as i looked at him, he grimaced, he didn't reply. >> the deputy who signed the traffic ticket was eric delhouse, the same man who shot and killed 13-year-old andy lopez last month. believing the air soft riff
outside of the sheriff's office. >> today's march profitested the killing of andy lopez, carrying a pellet gun designed to look like an ak 47 >> today's march in santa rose why, you can see the crowd and officers there standing by in case this got out of hand. abc7 news joins us there live with a look. wayne? >> reporter: it's by far the largest yet, if you look behind us now, there is still remnants of the march. people still here, if you look on top of the building you can see sheriff deputies looking down to keep an eye on them. this is no longer just a local cause there are people here from oakland, san francisco and rest of the state. the name andy lopez now sharing sentence was traf on-martin and oscar grant. until 3:00 p.m one week ago, andy lopez was just another kid but today's march keeps him on the cause of a national symbol. lopez was 13 years old, walking with a pellet gun made to resemble an ak 47 rifle. last tuesday a sheriff's deputy told him to drop the gun, then when he felt threatened put seven bullets into and through the young man, killing him at the scene, inflaming
-old andy lopez. friends and family carried the body of the teen killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy last week. the deputy thought lopez had a real gun but it was a pellet gun. >> i think that maybe being here in church might consolidate you for a few minutes but then the nightmare just will never go away ever. >> before the funeral hundreds of people had a peaceful march in santa rosa to protest the shooting, another march is planned this afternoon. >>> andy lopez's shoot something renewing an effort in sacramento. a california lawmaker might try again to get a bill passed that would require all toy guns to look like toys. state senator kevin deleon on the left originally made the proposal back in 2011. he would like fake guns to be translucent or brightly colored like this one. his earlier proposal failed after being opposed by the nra and toy companies. cbs reporter ben tracy asked deleon about that. >> i imagine that people who make these toy guns say the point is for them to look real and no one wants a gun that's bright pink or bright yellow or bright orange. what do you say to
by a santa rosa sheriff's deputy. the 17-year-old brother of andy lopez is devastated and angry. he was shot last week after refusing to put down a toy gun that looked like an ak 47 assault rifle. >> reporter: his name is anthony lopez, today describing his brother andy as a good kid, someone liked to make people laugh, who was interested in a career in law enforcement. behind me, this memorial, people arriving and keep adding to it. it keeps growing. what began as a vigil with candles now has enough to spell out the name andy. what began as a simple cross now has a permanent structure. jose installed think the morning and painted it. >> that represents the angel in andy. >> reporter: today his older brother told us how they're faring up oochlt they're hanging in there. it's hard on everyone. the house isn't the same anymore. >> how so? >> just quiet. just feels like there is a void in the house. >> reporter: a void since a week ago. a sheriff deputy, eric gelhaus mistook a pellet gun for the real thing and fired seven shots into andy. the family filed a claim. the deputy has communicated
, but as night falls the mood will be reflective. the family of andy lopez is holding a memorial service which begins shortly. we have two reports tonight. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez has been with the protesters. we begin with jean at the funeral for this boy. >> reporter: raj, an emotional crowd is here gathered for andy lopez's funeral. take a look. you can see this church is full. there are people standing in the doorways, listening, wanting to say good-bye to the 13-year-old boy. there are lots of young families here with long faces. the service was scheduled to begin at 5:00, but started around 5:30. a group of young pallbearers and church leaders in white robes at resurrection parish church in santa rosa brought the 13-year-old body's inside while a silent crowd watched. hundreds of people from all over the bay area are here. many came from an earlier protest demanding justice for protest. angry a sonoma county sheriffs deputy shot the teen because he had a toy rifle. people who know the lopez family says it's a relief to see so much support. >> this is very powerful. this is somethin
rosa. reporter: jeff westbrook says he, too, is mourning the loss of andy lopez. the memorial to him continues to grow. the deputy who shot lopez is the same man who pulled a gun on westbrook during a routine traffic stop. >> at this time i just looked at him point blank at the barrel of a gun. >> he said he and an employee feared for their lives beforing a stopped on highway 101 for make ang unsafe lane change. he says the sheriff's deputy who made the stop seemed agitated when he approached his car. >> i looked to -- i looked back up there was a gun, and he is screaming, turn the vehicle off. at that point i put my hands up and said, sir, the vehicle is off. >> the deputy then told westbrook to get out of the car. >> he asked me if i had any weapons and as i took my hands to go like this, he went back to the gun thing and it was, turn around, hands behind your back. >> westbrook was later shocked to learn that deputy was eric gelhouse, the same man who shot and killed andy lopez last month, believing the air soft rifle he was carrying was an assault weapon. >> i saw somethin
, is mourning the loss of andy lopez. the memorial to him continues to grow. the deputy who shot lopez is the same man who pulled a gun on westbrook during a routine traffic stop. >> at this time i just looked at him point blank at the barrel of a gun. >> he said he and an employee feared for their lives beforing a stopped on highway 101 for make ang unsafe lane change. he says the sheriff's deputy who made the stop seemed agitated when he approached his car. >> i looked to -- i looked back up there was a gun, and he is screaming, turn the vehicle off. at that point i put my hands up and said, sir, the vehicle is off. >> the deputy then told westbrook to get out of the car. >> he asked me if i had any weapons and as i took my hands to go like this, he went back to the gun thing and it was, turn around, hands behind your back. >> westbrook was later shocked to learn that deputy was eric gelhouse, the same man who shot and killed andy lopez last month, believing the air soft rifle he was carrying was an assault weapon. >> i saw something. my wife said, this man is going to shoot someone.
could do for your asthma. >> pelley: 13-year-old andy lopez is being remembered this evening at a funeral mass in santa rosa, california. lopez was shot last week by sheriffs deputies who thought a toy gun the boy was carrying was the real thing. the police, the f.b.i., and prosecutors are all investigating but protesters blame the sheriff's department. here's ben tracy. >> reporter: a huge crowd of protesters gathered outside the santa rosa sheriff's department today, outraged over the death of 13-year-old andy lopez. he was shot seven times by a deputy last week who thought he was carrying an ak-47 rifle. it was really a plastic gun that fires plastic pellets. sheriff's deputies tried to show how similar the two guns look. the fake one is on the left. california state senator kevin de leon is considering reintroducing a bill that would require all toy guns and b.b. guns to be translucent or brightly calendar. when he proposed this in 2011, it was strongly opposed by the national rifle association and in toy gun makers. i imagine the people who make these toy guns say the po
-year-old andy lopez was shot on the 22nd holding an air rifle that looked like an ax48 assault rifle. we have the late forest santa rosa. >> reporter: as candles were arranged and a cross was adjusted for the growing memorial for 13-year-old andy lopez, it was not lost on a few people here that this day marks the day of the dead. >> every 1st and 2nd of november you come and celebrate the dead, or the loved ones of that passed away. >> andy lopez' parents were here a few hours. they left just before sunset. they did not want to speak on camera, but they said they will have an announcement on monday. they will join their team of attorneys to announce a federal lawsuit against the sonoma county sheriff's department. organizers say they had no connection of connecting the 13-year-old death to the day, they just wanted to support the lopez family. >> everyone wants to be here remembering andy. that's all it is. we don't want it talk about what happened to andy or anything like that. we just want to remember him. >> a lopez family attorney said the 13-year-old has not been laid to rest be
shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy. deputies say 13-year-old, andy lopez, was carrying a replica assault weapon when he was shot and killed. the police department later found out that gun wasn't real. >> he had dreams and someone took that away from him. he had a life to live and he only was able to live it to 13. that is hard. >> hundreds gathered at his memorial service sunday. maligned >> a sea of mourners wore white shirts with photos of andy on them. the family says the teen and his siblings are good children that were raised well. they say they will have an account set up for people who would like to donate to andy lopez's funeral. >> the men sampras's go police say shot after an attempted robbery and assault in the marina district remains in the hospital this morning. the incident happened about 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. police say that the suspect tried to rob someone using the atm at chestnut and paris. the suspect fired seven rounds and ran down the street. when police arrived the hispanic male suspect took off running then, officers said that he turned towards him
. >> another demonstration will be held in santa rosa to protest the fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. 600 people attended the funeral last night at resurrection church. he was carrying a toy ak-47 when shot last week near his home. the deputy has been identified as erick gelhaus, a veteran officer with the department. the message from the funeral resonated with lopez' friends. >> he was too young. he didn't deserve that. he still -- he is here in spirit. >> two rallies were held in santa rosa. >> today, the alameda county sheriff and fire department will update their investigation of the castro valley nursing home where patients needed to call 9-1-1 for help. the sheriff deputies found 14 disabled patients at the valley springs manor with only three carrying for them and one was a janitor. they closed the facility eight days ago and suspended the license. most of the staff, then, left. >> today, a top obama administration official faces a grilling before congress on the bungled rollout of the health care reform plan. katie marzullo has a preview. >> health and human services secretar
school and joined hundreds of protestor and it culminated with the funeral for andy lopez. it was impossible for people to hide their pain as the casket of 13-year-old andy lopez was lead out of the resurrection church in santamor0 rosa. more than 600 people were here, classmates, strangers and the family including his heart broken parents. his funeral mass was in spanish with a message that resonated with friends. >> he was too young. he that. he is gone, but he is here spiritual. >> lopez was shot to death as he was walking near his home. he was carrying a toy rifle made to look like an ak47. sonoma county sheriff deputies stopped him and told him to drop the gun, they say. deputy opened fire claiming the boy turned toward them with the realistic gun in his hand. >> i don't blame the officer or the child. >> he joined the few dozen people who converged on the memorial. some of whom came directly from the funeral. >> we need to learn to have more compassion in terms of the toys we let them play with. >> there was little sympathy during the two daytime rallies. >> there is
surrounding andy lopez's death prompted protests and calls for justice. bigad shaban reports. >> reporter: family and friends of 13-year-old andy lopez gathered at his funeral mass to say their final good-byes. many still struggle to make sense of his death. >> it makes me very upset that something like this would happen to a 13-year-old who was just walking down the street to go see his friends. >> reporter: investigators say sonoma county sheriff's deputy eric gailhouse shot the teen seven times in ten seconds after mistaking his pellet gun for an ak-47. he is a 20-year veteran. >> it's tragic event on many levels for many, for the lopez and the community but it's affecting us also. just hours before lopez's funeral, thousands from across the state, including many middle and high school students, marched to the sheriff's department in protest. >> justice needs to be done for him and for every little teenager kid that they can feel free to walk down the street with no fear. >> reporter: the shooting has inspired a series of rallies in the normally quiet town of santa rosa. >> what do we
-old andy lopez. he was shot seven times by a deputy last week who thought he was carrying an ak-47 rifle. it was really a plastic gun that fires plastic pellets. sheriff's deputies tried to show how similar the two guns look. the fake one is on the left. california state senator kevin de leon is considering reintroducing a bill that would require all toy guns and b.b. guns to be translucent or brightly calendar. when he proposed this in 2011, it was strongly opposed by the national rifle association and in toy gun makers. i imagine the people who make these toy guns say the point is for them to look real. >> exactly. >> reporter: and no one wants a gun that's bright pink or brightiel or bright orange. >> we're talking about children's lives. we're talking about lives cut short by law enforcement because law enforcement did not have the ability within a split nanosecond to discriminate 20 real thing and the fake gun. >> reporter: a 1988 federal law requires imitation guns to at least have a plays-orange plug in the barrel. yet the plugs can be removed or calendar over. pellet guns are not
andy lopez. he was shotless week october 22nd while holding a toy gun that looked lick an ak 47. assault rifle. 7 news reporter wayne has the story. >> it keeps growing. what began as vigil with if you candle now has enough to spell out the name andy. what gap as simple cross now has more permanent struck take your. tl painted it white. >> that represents the angel in andy. >> lopez family has yet to speak out formally today andy older brother anthony told us how they are if doing. they are hanging in. really hard open everyone. the house isn't even the same any more. >>reporter: how soil. it's just quiet. felonies like there is a void in the house. >>reporter: void since week ago last tuesday when sonoma county sheriff's deputy eric mistook a pellet gun for the real they think and fired 7 shots into andy. killing him at the scene. since then the family filed a claim against the county and sheriff's office. deputy communicated only through his attorney. >> this is a terrible situatio situation. it's tragic. we all personally feel for the family and for the commu
across the area this past week. sonoma county sheriff's deputy shot andy lopez on tuesday. lopez turned a replica ak37 assault rifle toward the deputies. today lopez family held a memorial for lopez. >>> also police shot and killed ryan solanga. it happened on poplar. solanga's uncle said he was unarmed. this was his first deadly officer involved shooting in san bruno in two decades. >>> and in union city, police shot and killed 47-year-old timothy lopez on monday night. the officers say they opened fire because lopez who was a parolee did not comply with officers orders. they said lopez was armed with a pipe and threatened them. this was the third officer involved shooting in union city this year. >>> new information now about that castro valley nursing home that is now empty. sheriff deputies found more than a dozen residents some of them bedridden abandoned yesterday. tonight we're looking at the home's troubled past. officials ordered management to close that facility. why workers apparently walked out. >> the crime scene tape means this is as close as one can get to valley manor on
andy lopez was shot and killed, there is growing discontent with law enforcement and little emailing pa think for the deputy who killed lopez, deputy derek gelhouse. the sheriff says he feels terrible. he has been with the force 20 years. >> there have ben -- been several threats against the deputy. so we have to balance the deputy's safety with the understanding that the media wants to report and the public wants to know. >> a call to lawmakers to take action. the community review board will be involved in any officer- involved shooting like this one. >> reporter: the sheriff's department is not handling this investigation. it is being handed over to the santa rosa police department to investigate. julia goodrich kpix 5. >> in the meantime, family and friends are gathering at resurrection church for the teenager's funeral tonight. taking a look live now outside the service. mourners also got a chance to say their last good-bye to andy on sunday, but his actual burial is still to be announced. >>> medical issues once again delayed the court appearance for the woman accused of driving d
by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy one week ago today. 13-year-old andy lopez was carrying a replica of ak 47, toy gun, air assault gun when the deputy opened fire. good evening. the anger was made clear during a new protest over his death. this on the largest so far. as you can see from sky 7 hd over the sheriff's office where the protest march ended. wayne is on the story. the. >> now one week and 3 hours since the shooting death of 13-year-old andy lopez. fell is just another neighborhood kid to a symbol not just locally but nationally. >> it symptom is killing the youth with no future. >> lopez 13 years old walk with pellet gun made to resemble ak 47 rifle. last tuesday sonoma county sheriff's deputy eric gill house stopped him on the street told him to drop the gun then when gill house felt threatened he put 7 bullet into and through the young man killing him at the scene and inflaming this community. >> there's racial profiling discrimination there's bias. >>reporter: could have shot him in the leg. the. >> done it to a white killed. i bet not. >>reporter: that is one of the h
-year-old boy by a sonoma county sheriff deputy. andy lopez was shot while olding an assault rifle designed to look like an ak-47. an attorney for the family said they are filing a federal claim alleging his civil rights were violated. the family is planning a news conference in san francisco on monday to discuss legal action against sonoma county. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that the for who fired the shots, deputy erick gelhaus has hired a lawyer who says he feels for the loss of life but responding properly to a threat. >> the state public utilities commission approved new safety rules for bart and other transit agencies. the vote was nap. the rules go into effect immediately. the new rules come after a deadly accident this month during the bart strike when two bart workers were killed while inspecting tracks. a trainee was operating the train. under the rules, they must immediately create a three listen way communications system between central command, train operators and wayside workers covering san francisco's muni and the santa clara valley transportation authorit
marched to protest the fatal shooting of andy lopez. investigators say the teen was carrying a bee bee gun that looked like an assault rifle. they say when he didn't drop the gone, an officer opened fire hitting lopez multiple times. the fbi is investigating the incident. today's protest lasted three hours and no arrests were made. another march is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> a high school teacher in north carolina is out of a job after allowing students to draw blood for a biology assignment. mcmillan says the students were finding out their blood types by using a lab kit. the kit included needles that mcmillan allowed the students to reuse after they were cleaned with alcohol. she said she thought the experiment was approved by the school. >> if it was not okay to use, then i think that it should have been taken out during the summer. >> we don't want students to be, first of all, sharing a needle and second of all having any type of human blood in the classroom. >> an assistant principal stopped the lab after receiving a phone call from a concerned parent. she's not appealing her firing
. relatives of andy lopez will announce a federal civil lights lawsuit against the deputy. this woman is due to appear in court to face charges of killing two people while driving. menlo park police claim she was drunk when she struck her -- him and his wife. and there is a sudden spike targeting students. there were three incidents on the cal campus sense wednesday. abc7 news reporter sergio is live to keep students safe. sergio? >> ama in the last month there has been a dozen cases and in all of them, students have been the victims and in most of the cases the robbers are of a the students' cell phones. the student leaders say something has to be done to make a uc berkeley campus safer. with more than a dozen muggings and other attacks on the uc berkeley campus in the last month, some students are taking steps to protect themselves. >> i actually have a pep -- pepper spray in my bag. it is pink. i have gotten it yesterday. i got it now because i am paranoid. >> the latest attack happened on thursday night at the faculty glade. an 18-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by a man while his
, they said. among the people today, andy lopez's older brother, 17-year-old anthony. the family has not spoken formally. anthony told us how they're dealing with the loss. >> they're hanging in there. it's hard on everyone. the house isn't the same anymore. >> reporter: how so? >> just quiet. just feels like there is a void in the house. >> reporter: deputy gelhaus says he fired because he was pointing the weapon at him. anthony says his brother was 13 years old, he was a kid, that he froze and probably needed more time. >> thank you. >> it's been a busy day. still head on abc7 news what happened inside of the caldecott tunnel today. it sent smoke billowing out along with a number of panicked drivers. >> also, an incident at discovery kingdom. find out how she's doing. >>> a mild note but what will the weekend bring? the accu-weather forecast is coming up. >> and remarkable work of a bay area engineering firm finding i want you to be kind.ff i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to l
. >>> 13-year-old andy lopez is laid to rest in california. the teen's death has sparked question and outrage. last week, a sheriff's deputy opened fire, after mistakenly thinking the teen was cawrg an assault rifle. carrying an assault rifle. >> classmates and friends of andy lopez carried his casket into the santa rosa church in california. his distraught parents, seen here. clarlsz mates remembered -- classmates remembered him fondly. >> andy was a really nice classmate. he would always make you smile and laugh and he was loved. >> reporter: but with the grief, there is outrage. hundreds took to the streets tuesday, many of them teenagers, skipping school. demanding justice for lopez, gunned down by a sheriff's deputy last week, who apparently thought the teenager posed a deadly threat, holding what turned out to be a toy gun, an ak-47 replica. but some think the deputy and his partner showed poor judgment. or worse, deliberately targeted a hispanic youth. >> we're here to say a badge is not a license to kill. we demand the cops be jailed. >> reporter: investigators from anothe
came on the same day that andy lopez family and friends said goodbye at his funeral mass. the fbi has joined the investigation in to his death. >>> delta airlines pilot is in custody in utah charged with groping a minor during a flight last weekend. 45-year-old michael james pascal was a passenger on the flight. he was sitting next to a 14-year-old girl. she claims when she woke up he was groping her backside. pascal said he fell asleep and somehow his hand fell in to the girl's seat. he's due in federal court today. >>> sky high fees for checking -- airlines are earning record amounts of money for sky high fees for checking bags and serving food. analysts predict major airlines will rake in $15 billion in extra fees this year alone. up 18% from last year. 60% of that money comes from frequent flyer surcharges and another 25% from checked baggage fees. >>> a blinding dust storm is blamed for a deadly pileup in southern arizona. three people were killed and a dozen others injured in a string of chain-reaction crashes that crushed cars and overturned tractor-trailers on interstate 10. 2
-year-old boy by a sheriff's deputy. the death of andy lopez is a flashpoint. the growing concern about police overreaction and racial profiling. the deputy who killed lopez thought his pellet gun made to look like an ak-47 was the real thing. >> my concern is that i'm an african-american woman in a community that is terrorized by police. >> this guy is a veteran cop who didn't distinguish between a toy gun and real gun. it's frightening. >> reporter: the protests came on the same day that andy lopez' family and friends said goodbye at his funeral mass. the fbi has joined the investigation in to his death. >>> delta airlines pilot is in custody in utah charged with groping a minor during a flight last weekend. 45-year-old michael james pascal was a passenger on the flight. he was sitting next to a 14-year-old girl. she claims when she woke up he was groping her backside. pascal said he fell asleep and somehow his hand fell in to the girl's seat. he's due in federal court today. >>> airlines are earning record amounts of money for sky high fees for checking bags and serving food. analyst
of the shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. he was shot by a sheriff's deputy who thought he was armed but turned to be a fake weapon. >>> san francisco supervisor scott wiener wants you to pay almost a quarter more for sodas. it would be a new tax on every can or bottle of soft drinks sold in the city. wiener wants to use the money to pay for health, nutrition, and activity programs for young people. he will introduce his legislation tonight. traffic and weather in just a moment. >>> good morning. unfortunately, traffic is still a mess on southbound 680. it looks like from concord into san ramon. it's because of a crash at the canyon. you can catch a break and traffic once again jams from pleasanton down into an accident. the red traffic sensors mean we're seeing speeds below 20 miles per hour. also word of a new injury crash out of san francisco, southbound 101 approaching caesar varves and stacks onto the skyway. >>> we have a cool day ahead with a lot of clouds into san jose. the sun is trying to breakthrough but slow going and looks like te
's growing outrage over the deadly shooting of a 13-year-old california boy by a sheriff deputy. andy lopez was killed in santa rosa. the sheriff deputy said he shot him because he thought lopez was carrying a real gun. it turned out to be a toy. more than a thousand protestors marge marched through the streets yesterday. friends remember the victim. >> i have so many memories. it just hurts. i can't believe he's gone. i have sisters. we've all played with bb guns and all that. it could have been my sisters. >> lopez was buried tuesday. the deputy who shot him has received threats. he is being given security while on leave. >>> a dust storm is blamed for a pile up in arizona. visibility was near zero when the dirt blew across interstate 10. it caused a 19 car crash killing three and injuring 12 others. police say it's one of the worst chain reaction accidents in years. >>> tonight is game six of the world series in boston. st. louis cardinals face a must win situation. the players will have to look past what could be an omen trouble with the team's flight. red sox up three g
who was killed by a sheriff's deputy has filed a claim against the county. 13-year-old andy lopez was shot seven times while carrying a pellet gun. police say they mistook this gun for a high-powered assault rifle. hundreds of students and others took to the streets of santa rosa earlier this week to protest the death of this popular eighth gradary. ma rowa teresa kumar is an msnbc contributor. this incident has caused a lot of outrage. there have been rallies, demonstrations, people holding up signs saying andy lopez did not have to die. also jail all racist killer cops. very strong language here. explain what we know about the facts of all this and how this case has now galvanized the community. >> good morning, thomas. thanks for doing this segment. this is something that's actually quite personal because i grew up in santa rosa in the community. sadly this is the third incident in less than eight years by a shooting of a teen victim by a police officer. and what we're seeing right now is the fact that you have young people, middle schoolers and high schoolers galvanizing, prot
than hundred who's marched yesterday following the funeral of the 13-year-old andy lopez police lieutenant told us the veteran deputy jumped out and opened fire while his deputy in training was in the process of stopping the car and taking cover behind the door. between the thooim time they spotd and called in the sighting of andy with a replica ak 47 and the time the deputy shot him, ten seconds elapsed. >> by the time he was capable engaging the subject, the
. reporter: jeff westbrook says he, too, is mourning the loss of andy lopez. the memorial to him continues to grow. the deputy who shot lopez is the same man who pulled a gun on westbrook during a routine traffic stop. >> at this time i just looked at him point blank at the barrel of a gun. >> he said he and an employee feared for their lives beforing a stopped on highway 101 for make ang unsafe lane change. he says the sheriff's deputy who made the stop seemed agitated when he approached his car. >> i looked to -- i looked back up there was a gun, and he is screaming, turn the vehicle off. at that point i put my hands up and said, sir, the vehicle is off. >> the deputy then told westbrook to get out of the car. >> he asked me if i had any weapons and as i took my hands
, that they are unaware of. the family of 13-year-old andy lopez will face a civil rights lawsuit against sonoma county tomorrow. lopez is the 13-year-old shot and killed by a deputy, spotted him carrying what looked like an assault rifle. the family claims, deputy eric gillhouse shot lopez without cause. the department didn't properly train deputies in such situations. the county is not commenting. >>> a robbery suspect will be arraigned after an officer- involved shooting. and ronald was charged with attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. nev aros set up craig's list fans. last week, they were shot by police before being arrested. connecticut judge scheduled a hearing on arguments, whether he has authority to release michael skakel. cousin of the kennedys from prison. skakel is awaiting a new trial in the 1925 slaying of neighbor. judge says skakel was not adequately represented in 2002, when he was found guilty of killing skakel with a golf club. >>> they are rejected nsa leaker, snowden of clemency. no officers or offers are being discussed. snowden should return to the u.s. and face c
. >> the family of 13 year old andy lopez plans to file a civil rights lawsuit monday against sonoma county. lopez is a 30 year-old boy shot and killed by a deputy who spotted him carrying an assault rifle which turned out to be a replica the family claims that the deputy shot lopez without cause. >> and says that the department did not properly trained deputies in such situations. >> the county has not commented. >> scary moments friday morning in the caldecott tunnel when a car heading eastbound in the first or caught on fire. we have video of the scene taken by a beer before heavy smoke made it hard to see inside the tunnel. people got out of their cars, mostly keeping calm. kron4 is haazig menu was at the scene and tells us what happened. >> there is only one way men and one way out so when the fire happened people could not get out of their cars to get out of the towel. >> there were no injuries we only see people being transported for smoke inhalation and transported to hospital for precautionary purposes. >> the driver of the burning vehicle also make it out safely. >> oakland and render fi
county sheriff deputies while he held an air soft rifle. andy lopez was shot and killed on tuesday. the line of mourners stretched out the door as people paid their respects to his family. lopez's classmates have joined protests to vent their anger about his death. today they remembered happier times. >> andy was full of smiles and stuff and just knowing he is not here anymore, it is sad. everyone in there is sad. if he was here everybody would be happy. >> lopez's bb gun was alongside a real ak47 rifle. the fbi has joined several agencies looking into the shooting. >>> tonight neighbors remembered a tragedy that took two young lives in danville 10 years ago. they died after a drunk driver hit them while they headed to a store with their mother carmen and two friends. troy was 10 and uh -- alana was seven. >> i don't think it will ever go away. we just learn to live with it. >> they pushed for laws making it harder for doctors to prescribe narcotics in california. they also launched a petition drive to get the measure on the ballot next year. the driver who killed them was high on
was shot and killed by sonoma county sheriff deputies while he held an air soft rifle. andy lopez was shot and killed on tuesday. the line of mourners stretched out the door as people paid their respects to his family. lopez's classmates have joined protests to vent their anger about his death. today they remembered happier times. >> andy was full of smiles and stuff and just knowing he is not here anymore, it is sad. everyone in there is sad. if he was here everybody would be happy. >> lopez's bb gun was alongside a real ak47 rifle. the fbi has joined several agencies looking into the shooting. >>> tonight neighbors took tragedy that took two young lives in danville 10 years ago. they died after a drunk driver hit them while they headed to a store with their mother carmen and two friends. troy was 10 and uh -- alana was seven. >> i don't think it will ever go away. we just learn to live with it. >> they pushed for laws making it harder for doctors to prescribe narcotics in california. they also launched a petition drive to get the measure on the ballot next year. the driver who killed the
of andy lopez are expected to file and lawsuit against the deputy who shot and killed their son. he fired eight shots after the teen refused to put down what turned out to be a replica of an assault rifle. this is expected to be filed tomorrow and then the family will hold a news conference. this is the first step to filing a federal lawsuit. >>> napa police are warning pushes and children about the dangers of toy guns that look too realistic. >> they warned about playing in public with replica firearms. they tell the newspaper that the department is trying to prevent what happened in sonoma county with what happened there. >>> this went off the cliff at highway one. it happened yesterday south of rocky point road. the car was a head honda accord that was reported stolen. it was 200 feet down a cliff. the driver was pronounced dead at the scene and was not yet identified and closed in both directions for three hours. >> arrest warrant was issued for the man accused of duct taping a mouth, nose and eyes leading to the animals death. this is ramirez lopez. he is responsible for abusing the
's deputy for the real thing. the suffer sheriff's deputying firing eight rounds at andy lopez, killing him. >> the report are that he asked the boy to drop the weapon and he didn't drop it. >> andy was not that type, believe me. andy, if he knew it was a sheriff, if he was asked, andy would have dropped it, you know? i don't believe that at all. >> reporter: friends and neighbors in santa rosa have held rallies, calling the shooting a combination of unnecessary force and racism. some allege the shooter was profiled because he was hispanic, walking through a low- income neighborhood. >> what we want is him to have some consequences, just like we would. you know, we want him to be prosecuted for what he did. he took somebody's life. you know? he was 13 -- he had just turned 13. we want justice for andy. and until we get that, we're not going to stop marching. >> i understand that the community is angry and sad. and this is a horrible tragedy for all involved. >> sheriff told us he wouldn't go into-- couldn't go into details of the case. but eric yo house is a 24- veteran of the force. >> the
of andy lopez plans to file a lawsuit against the county and sheriff's deputy mo killed the teen. deputy eric gallon house shot and killed lopez last month. the boy was carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real assault rifle. >>> stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. >>> good morning. a lot of gridlock in downtown san jose before the highway 85 interchange. there is an accident blocking multiple lanes. highway 85 is slow going a little farther south. and 101 backed up now heading into san jose. the bay bridge has been stacked up to the mayes for a while now. 20 to 25 minutes on to the bangladesh. we have had a series of different accidents including a new one approaching skyway making that drive time more than an hour. that's your latest traffic. >>> at least it's pretty out there. cold temperatures in spots. it was cool early on this morning. looking towards mount diablo, blue skies and that is going to be the way it's going to stay all day long. temperatures starting to climb now. a lot of 40s. a couple 50s showing up
. >> reporter: a traditional aztec dance was a part of andy lopez's memorial --- where they also prayed for men, women, elders and children. >> he had goals and dreams that someone took away from him. he had a life to live, and he was only allowed to live 13 years. that's hard. >> reporter: hundreds of people poured through to pay their respectsthere were flowers, rest in peace signs on cars and t-shirts a sea of mourners wore white shirts with photos of andy embedded on them. the teen's father was understandably shaken , but a famly friend tells us the 13 year old and his siblings are good children that were raised well. >> the kids are not bad kids. they're students, beautiful kids. the latin people are very concerned at this moment. >> andy was a very laid back guy, funny, outgoing, he was just nice to be around >> we never thought this would happen actually. we're all so young and it happened so quick. >> reporter: alecia reid, kron 4 news. a friend of the family tells us they've been getting a lot of requests from people in the community about ways they can donate to andy's funeral. they t
is live with the story. wayne? >> reporter: for people that didn't know andy lopez he has a name and a picture. today it came home in the form of a cop wheeled in by friends and family about a half hour ago. thev: serviceñr! continues, overflow service for more than 500zv peoe inside. it concludes a day in santa rosa unlike any people around here have seen in a long, long time.<  it's a mefk hours since the shooting death of andyko lopez he's gone frk just another neighborhood kid to a symbol nationally. >> the system is killing the youth. it has no future. >> reporter: lopez was 13 years old, walking with a pellet gun made to resemble an ak 47 rifle. last tuesday, sheriff deputy the gun, then when he felt threatened put seven bullets into and through the young man, killing him at the scene, andñr inflaming this community. >> there is a racial profiling. it's discrimination, bias. >> they could have shoot him in the lp?;móleg. >> would they have done that to a white çymkid? i bet not. >> reporter: that is one of thd hearts of the issue. v:xd perceptions. today'sç marc
. wayne? >> reporter: for people that didn't know andy lopez he has a name and a picture. today it came home in the form of a cop wheeled in by friends and family about a half hour ago. thev: serviceñr! continues, overflow service for more than 500zv peoe inside. it concludes a day in santa rosa unlike any people around here have seen in a long, long time.<  it's a mefk and te hours since the shooting death of andyko lopez he's gone frk just another neighborhood kid to a symbol nationally. >> the system is killing the youth. it has no future. >> reporter: lopez was 13 years old, walking with a pellet gun made to resemble an ak 47 rifle. last tuesday, sheriff deputy the gun, then when he felt threatened put seven bullets into and through the young man, killing him at the scene, andñr inflaming this community. >> there is a racial profiling. it's discrimination, bias. >> they could have shoot him in the lp?;móleg. >> would they have done that to a white çymkid? i bet not. >> reporter: that is one of thd hearts of the issue. v:xd perceptions. today'sç march ben at court house s
. last week sheriffs deputy eric shot and killed 13-year-old andy lopez who was holding a toy gun that resembled an assault rifle. lopez's family will file a lawsuit in san francisco federal court today against sonoma county. they are also planning a news conference about their case on monday. >>> time 6:11. e on carrillo due in court this morning. carrillo has apologized for his behavior and said he is in treatment for alcoholism. there have been calls for carrillo to resign but he says he has no plans to step down. >>> time is 6:11. two children found abandoned inside of a car in milpitas. how they are doing now. what happened to their father and the charges he now faces. >>> and are you ready to ski or board? here's the news you have been waiting for. >>> good morning. right now we are looking at the commutes and you can see the people are getting on the road but its a gradual buildup. >>> its clear. there is some fog off the coast. it will make it? yes but probably not until the weekend. today looks good. we'll have those forecasted highs coming up. ♪ yeah, i dream about bac
weapons. >> coming up at 5:00 andy lopez, a teenager shot to death by a sheriff's deputy for the first time you're going to hear from his brother, at 5:00. and you heard about the launch of the new ipad. at 5:00 how the debut was interrupted here in the bay area. join us coming up to thosuffered in silence... hoped... and lived in a state of fear... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com or call 800-675-2607. to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com or call 1-800-752-6631. >>> a controversial gun show is returning to the bay area. >> buyers and sellers will be back at the cow palace this weekend
amendment. andy lopez-crews was shot seven times on october 27th after the deputy mistook the boys fake ak- 47 for a real salt wonderful. >> a man nearly beaten to death recovering this morning. david lamont woke up from his medically induced coma. police say he was attacked by a group of teens in september when he went outside and told him to be quiet. dr. say his condition is no longer life-threatening but he still not able to speak. the investigation is on hold until police can question him. >> and some bart workers will start off their week with a brand-new contract. a fresh start to months of negotiations and bickering that got off to be very tough for the public. 88 percent of the members approve the new contract on friday. all workers will see a 15 percent pay increase over the next four years. >> it was a difficult situation for a couple days, and a lot of people were heavily inconvenienced, but collective-bargaining is a really important thing. >> new safety rules have been implemented as well under the new contracts. the board of directors is expected to make final approval soon.
alone after the mechanic was rushed to a hospital. the family of andy lopez plans to file a lawsuit against sonoma county and the sheriff who shot him to death. attorneys for the family claim he violated loy pes' civil -- lopez's civil rights. he was holding a rifle when gelhouse confronted him. police at cal want to stop a string of robberies on campus. three students say they have been attacked on wednesday. thieves appear to be taking smart phones from the victims. >>> new at 11:00, tonight we are hearing from a passenger on board a jetblue flight from long beach to sfo. the flight was met at the gate by police because of a passenger making threats. a passenger on flight 1136 shared cell phone video he took of police boarding a plane and detaining the man. patrick alexzander felt more could be done to deal with the passenger especially following the shooting at l.a.x. >> i thought that security would be at its highest. i felt in a situation like that one when they say the plane will go down, the plane would be destroyed. immediate action would be taken to get that plane back to t
. 13-year-old andy lopez was killed while carrying a toy gun. the civil rights lawsuit claims the sheriffs department encourages the use of deadly force even when there is no threat to public safety. the sheriffs office says in response this investigation is still in its early stages and calls the lawsuit premature. >>> there are new developments in the fight to stop one of the biggest evictions in san francisco history. the examiner reports the city has suspended a permit for renovations to an apartment building on market street. the building was being converted into office space after the city says it was not zoned for residential use. dozens of people who live in the building still face eviction despite the suspension of the permit. >>> time is 6:07. there may soon be one ballpark for the bay area's two big league baseball teams. ktvu alex savidge is joining us live from at & t park to tell us why the oakland a's may be moving across the bay. >> reporter: a's fans i'm talking to them this morning. they hope its not true. they don't want to watch their team playing across th
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